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My sister-in-law, Prashanthi, (pictured on the bottom right of the Brady Bunch-like photo below) sent this to me in the mail when she came across it about six months after the fact.

Since the book launch was on August 30th, and I left for L.A. Sept 3rd, I expected all the press to come out immediately, but I guess that’s my L.A. side expecting the rest of the world to act the same. These photos were published in The (Colombo) Daily News almost a month after the launch, but I guess that’s good, since it gives the event a longer shelf life!

Scroll down for the best part–what the caption says. It’s fun! I’ve put my favorite parts in bold type.

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So between the photo of myself and Azhara, my friend from Grey Worldwide, it says:

"Echoes Across Time by Malayna Dawn was launch [sic] at cocktails at Zanzibar amidst a small and intimate crowd of friends and press. Born to a Sri Lankan father and an American mother the writer who probably has a lot of exoticism within her owing to her mixed parenthood, takes the reader through a spiritual adventure through a mystical series of events from America to India to Sri Lanka. As mystical as Malayna can be!"

After myself & Azhara, the rest of the Brady Bunch are (from top to bottom and then L to R):

  • DINELI – Sri Lankan born, but raised in the U.S. and Canada, and now married to our friend Nigel and living here…
  • SHEHLA – my cousin Malik’s groovy wife…
  • ANNIKA – A fellow half-Sri Lankan with a blonde mom, she did a wonderful reading from my book. She’s married to Ajai, pictured at the top right.
  • RAVI – He’s married to Prashanthi, Kshemendra’s sister, who is pictured at the bottom right.
  • AJAI – The kind and giving soul who organized the book launch! He’s from New Delhi, which makes him him a fellow-foreigner.
  • A Journalist who I spoke to, but now so many months later cannot recall her name. Sorry!
  • PRASHANTHI – Also known as "Nangi", which means "little sister".

That’s the waaaayyy we became The Brady Bunch!  (Da Da, ba-da ba ba BA-BAH!)

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